MoCo Fire and Rescue Service Investigating Kensington Arson

Shed fire caused $70K in damages

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Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service members inspect the shed at 12301 Atherton Drive in Kensington on Sunday.

Pete Piringer

The Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) is investigating a possible arson in Kensington that occurred early Sunday morning.

MCFRS spokesman Pete Piringer reported firefighters responded to a shed fire at 12301 Atherton Drive at around 4 a.m. No injuries were reported. Piringer said there was evidence the fire had been set by someone, prompting the investigation.

Piringer reported the 10-by-20 shed contained lawnmowers and gas cans, among other items. The fire caused about $70,000 in damages.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the MCFRS Arson Tip Line at 240-777-226.

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